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Welcome to this article about the newly opened tourist destination that offers a glimpse of North Korea. In this video by solo traveler 떠돌이 댕구, you will be introduced to a fully open garden where you can not only enjoy the scenery but also visit an observatory to see the Yeonbaek Plain in North Korea and Gyodong Plain in South Korea. This unique travel experience is perfect for those looking to make special memories. Throughout the video, you will also get information on how to get there, recommendations for good restaurants, and a stamp tour that comes with a free gift of rice. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the virtual journey!

Getting to the Destination

Taking the 3000 bus to Jianghua Bus Terminal

To get to our destination, you’ll need to take the 3000 bus to Jianghua Bus Terminal. The bus comes frequently, so you won’t have to wait long. The fare for the bus is 2,900 Korean Won (approximately 21.90 USD). The journey to the bus terminal will take about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Hongik University Station.

Recommended restaurants near the bus station

If you’re feeling hungry and want to grab a bite to eat before embarking on your adventure, there are plenty of good restaurants near Jianghua Bus Terminal. One popular option is a Chinese restaurant called “Jinmen Island.” However, it’s recommended to make a reservation beforehand as it tends to get crowded. If you didn’t make a reservation, don’t worry! There are other nearby restaurants where you can have a simple and delicious meal. For example, you can try the rice bowl dish which costs 7,000 Korean Won.

First Travel Destination Information

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Introduction to the fully open garden in Renhe Island Village

Our first destination is a fully open garden located in Renhe Island Village. This is a newly renovated tourist spot that offers a unique and refreshing experience. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The garden is open to the public free of charge, and there is a large parking lot available for visitors.

Overview of the observatory and monorail

Within the fully open garden, you’ll find an observatory that offers a stunning panoramic view of the Yeonbaek Plain in North Korea and the Gyodong Plain in South Korea. To reach the observatory, you can take a monorail. The monorail tickets cost 12,000 Korean Won (approximately 9.07 USD). The monorail ride is approximately 20 minutes long, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery on your way up.

Stamp Tour

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Information about the stamp tour

During your visit to the fully open garden, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a stamp tour. This tour allows you to explore various areas of the garden and collect stamps along the way. At the end of the tour, if you have collected all the necessary stamps, you’ll receive a special gift – a bag of rice. This is a unique souvenir that you can take home with you.

Gift: Rice

As mentioned earlier, completing the stamp tour will earn you a bag of rice as a gift. The rice is locally sourced from Jianghua Island and is known for its high quality. It’s a special way to remember your visit to this unique travel destination.

Exploring the Observatory

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Riding the monorail

Once you have explored the fully open garden, it’s time to hop on the monorail and make your way to the observatory. The monorail ride will take you approximately 20 minutes, but don’t worry, the scenic views along the way will make the time fly by. Enjoy the ride and get ready for a breathtaking experience!

Arriving at the observatory

After a short but enjoyable monorail ride, you’ll arrive at the observatory. The observatory is a landmark of the Renhe Island Garden, symbolized by the beak and eyes of a heron that represents Jianghua Island. As you enter the observatory, there is a glass floor that provides a unique perspective of the surrounding area. Take your time to admire the stunning views of the Gyodong Plain and Yeonbaek Plain in North Korea.

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Receiving freebies

While exploring the observatory, be sure to keep an eye out for freebies! There are various areas within the observatory where you can take photos and enjoy complimentary gifts. For example, if you visit the large pot photo zone, you may even witness it being used for cooking. However, please be cautious and follow the instructions to ensure your safety. If you’re lucky, you may even receive additional freebies by participating in certain activities or finding hidden surprises within the observatory.

Second Destination Information

Introduction to the second destination

After your time at the observatory, it’s time to move on to our second destination. This destination is yet to be explored, but we promise it will be a memorable experience. Stay tuned for more information as we make our way there.

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Attractions and highlights

The second destination holds its own unique attractions and highlights that are worth exploring. From historical landmarks to cultural experiences, there is something for everyone. We will provide more information once we arrive and explore the area.

How to Get Back Home

Taking the 18 bus back to Jianghua Bus Terminal

To return to Jianghua Bus Terminal and eventually head back home, you’ll need to take the 18 bus. You can check the bus schedule to ensure you catch the next available bus. The journey back will take approximately 34 minutes, so plan accordingly.

Recommended restaurants near the terminal

Before leaving Jianghua Bus Terminal, why not grab a delicious meal at one of the nearby restaurants? One highly recommended option is a restaurant called “Munsan Gam Tong.” They are known for their delectable dishes, so it’s worth trying if you have the chance. However, please note that due to it being a weekday, some of the stores in the area may not be open. It’s recommended to visit the terminal on a weekend for a wider range of dining options.

Exploring the Fully Open Garden

Entry fee and operating hours

To enter the fully open garden, there is no entry fee. It’s free for the public to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The garden is open during regular operating hours, allowing visitors to explore and relax at their own pace.

Buying monorail tickets

If you wish to experience the monorail ride to the observatory, you can purchase monorail tickets at the entrance of the garden. The ticket price is 12,000 Korean Won (approximately 9.07 USD) per person. Keep in mind that on weekdays, the wait time for the monorail can be quite long due to the high number of visitors.

Exploring the garden and its features

Once inside the fully open garden, you’ll be amazed by its size, which is equivalent to 20 football fields. As you walk through the garden, you’ll encounter various features such as unusual sculptures, refreshing streams, and photo zones. Take your time to relax and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. Additionally, if you’re interested in learning more about the garden’s history, you can visit the Zhenghe Sculpture, which provides QR codes for you to download an app and explore the area further.

Experiencing Local Cuisine

Recommended restaurants in the area

After exploring the fully open garden, you might be feeling hungry. Lucky for you, there are several good restaurants in the vicinity where you can taste delicious local delicacies. One highly recommended option is a restaurant known as “Songhwa Potatoes,” famous for their milk tea and fried potatoes. They offer a unique experience where you can drink your beverage from an oil bottle, adding a quirky touch to your meal. Another must-visit spot is a pastry shop that specializes in dog-shaped rice cakes. And if you’re craving some traditional Korean dishes, there’s a restaurant known for its stir-fried pork ribs and sashimi. Of course, these are just a few suggestions, so if you happen to discover any other great restaurants in the area, feel free to leave a comment and let us know!

Tasting local delicacies

While exploring the local market in Gyodong-dong, you’ll come across various food stalls and eateries offering a wide range of local delicacies. Don’t miss the chance to try some of these delectable treats. From street food snacks to traditional dishes, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Taste the flavors of the region and indulge in the unique culinary experiences it has to offer.

Market Exploration

Visiting the traditional market in Gyodong-dong

One of the highlights of this trip is a visit to the traditional market in Gyodong-dong. This market has a long history and is located in the center of the area. Although most of the shops may not be open on weekdays, it’s still worth exploring if you have the opportunity. The market offers a glimpse into the local culture and is a great place to find unique souvenirs and traditional products.

Recommended shops and eateries

While exploring the traditional market, make sure to check out some of the recommended shops and eateries. You’ll find a variety of stores selling everything from homemade liquor to bread and noodles. One particular shop, known for its famous milk tea and fried potatoes, is a great place to stop for a quick snack. Additionally, there’s a unique shop that sells dog-shaped rice cakes, a perfect gift or souvenir to take back home. Don’t forget to try other local specialties as well. If you come across any other hidden gems or fantastic dining options, please let us know in the comments.

Conclusion

Recap of the day’s experiences

Today, we embarked on a journey to a fully open garden and explored a unique market. We learned about the stamp tour and how to receive free gifts. Our first destination offered beautiful views from the observatory and an exciting ride on the monorail. We then moved on to our second destination, where we discovered new attractions and highlights. Before heading back home, we enjoyed local cuisine and explored the bustling traditional market in Gyodong-dong.

Final thoughts and recommendations

We hope that this comprehensive article has provided you with useful information and insights for your upcoming trip. Whether you’re seeking a unique travel destination or want to indulge in the local culture and cuisine, this itinerary has something for everyone. Remember to check bus schedules, make reservations at popular restaurants, and keep an eye out for freebies along the way. Have a fantastic time exploring and making unforgettable memories!